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Agility is a wonderful activity especially for the active dog and owner. Dogs are taught to negotiate a variety of obstacles and handlers are taught how to take their dogs safely and quickly over the obstacles. Be warned, once the agility bug bites... While in the past it was advised that dogs only started agility training once they are almost mature, it is now possible to do absolutely safe foundation work with young pups! This is known as flatwork and it concentrates on directional work while of course having a ton of fun! There is also some very low grade introduction to the various equipment at appropriate levels e.g. flat dog walks etc. Our agility instructor Dene le Riche is also a qualified PetFit Pawsonal Trainer (Bronze) which ensures that your pup/dog’s physical requirements are safely and competently met. Dene is also a licenced agility judge with the Kennel Union of SA, which makes sure that you stay abreast of the latest developments in the agility world. Assisting Dene is Clive Whittal and Cathryn Meyer, who have both competed in multiple dogsports. Our classes service the Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Northriding and Randburg areas Limiting Factors There is no maximum age limit as long as the dog is physically fit and sound. We also do not discriminate on breeds and our school is renowned for the variety of breeds we have in our agility classes. Our only non-negotiable limitation is that the dog must not be reactive to other dogs. Equipment & Grounds McKaynine has a range of the standard agility equipment as well as a variety of training aids which we use to help dogs develop the desired movement patterns and core skills. All our equipment is regularly maintained to ensure that the safety of the dogs is never compromised. Our grounds are grassed, level and maintained to ensure a safe surface. Safety Due to the physical nature of agility, there is the possible risk of injury. At McKaynine we strive to minimise this risk by never pushing dogs, ensuring a good level of fitness and keeping obstacles relative to the dog's experience and age. We aim to have maximum fun, but at no time to put the dog at any risk whatsoever. In some instances we recommend K9 Yoga in addition to agility to maximise strength and conditioning and thereby minimise injury risks. Competitions We do not expect handlers to compete. Handlers are welcome to enjoy agility classes purely from a social aspect for them and their dogs. Handlers wishing to compete are accommodated and we often attend shows together making it a really fun outing. Although our focus is not on competition, our results have been excellent, with many dogs achieving placings and qualifications. Suitable Breeds If a dog is fit, healthy, slim and keen there's no reason they can't do agility. Our school is famous for having a variety of breeds in our agility classes. These breeds have included pugs, beagles, Staffordshire bull terriers, Rhodesian ridgebacks, Great Danes, Bulldogs, Dachshunds and numerous crossbreeds. Who says agility is just for Border Collies...?
Age: From 18 weeks  Venue: McKaynine Randburg (Randburg Sports Grounds)  Classes: Saturday afternoons   Requirements*: Vaccinations and PAR-Q (Physical Readiness Questionnaire)    *Standard enrolment and acceptance of T&Cís applies Foundation Agility Classes Age: Older than 6 months  Venue: McKaynine Honeydew (14 Cypress Road)  Classes: Tuesday (starter) or Wednesday (advanced) evenings  Requirements*: Promotion from Foundation Agility or McKaynine CGC Bronze  *Standard enrolment and acceptance of T&Cís applies Secondary Agility Classes
Drop us a line to find out how you and your dog can have some McKaynine agility fun! Please note the separate contact details for the different levels of agility
Secondary Agility Classes  Email: info@mckaynine.co.za  Telephone:  082 565-6160 Email: randburgagility@mckaynine.co.za  Telephone:  072 808-0541 Foundation Agility Classes
Please note: Most of these photos were taken during warm-ups or training. Dogs may wear collars, harnesses or cooling vests at these times - these are not permitted during timed runs for safety reasons.
(C) McKaynine Training Centre Est 1999
Agility
Agility is a wonderful activity especially for the active dog and owner. Dogs are taught to negotiate a variety of obstacles and handlers are taught how to take their dogs safely and quickly over the obstacles. Be warned, once the agility bug bites... While in the past it was advised that dogs only started agility training once they are almost mature, it is now possible to do absolutely safe foundation work with young pups! This is known as flatwork and it concentrates on directional work while of course having a ton of fun! There is also some very low grade introduction to the various equipment at appropriate levels e.g. flat dog walks etc. Our agility instructor Dene le Riche is also a qualified PetFit Pawsonal Trainer (Bronze) which ensures that your pup/dog’s physical requirements are safely and competently met. Dene is also a licenced agility judge with the Kennel Union of SA, which makes sure that you stay abreast of the latest developments in the agility world. Assisting Dene is Clive Whittal and Cathryn Meyer, who have both competed in multiple dogsports. Our classes service the Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Northriding and Randburg areas Limiting Factors There is no maximum age limit as long as the dog is physically fit and sound. We also do not discriminate on breeds and our school is renowned for the variety of breeds we have in our agility classes. Our only non-negotiable limitation is that the dog must not be reactive to other dogs. Equipment & Grounds McKaynine has a range of the standard agility equipment as well as a variety of training aids which we use to help dogs develop the desired movement patterns and core skills. All our equipment is regularly maintained to ensure that the safety of the dogs is never compromised. Our grounds are grassed, level and maintained to ensure a safe surface. Safety Due to the physically demanding nature of agility, there is the possible risk of injury. At McKaynine we strive to minimise this risk by never pushing dogs, ensuring a good level of fitness and keeping obstacles relative to the dog's experience and age. We aim to have maximum fun, but at no time to put the dog at any risk whatsoever. In some instances we recommend K9 Yoga in addition to agility to maximise strength and conditioning and thereby minimise injury risks. Competitions We do not expect handlers to compete. Handlers are welcome to enjoy agility classes purely from a social aspect for them and their dogs. Handlers wishing to compete are accommodated and we often attend shows together making it a really fun outing. Although our focus is not on competition, our results have been excellent, with many dogs achieving placings and qualifications. Suitable Breeds If a dog is fit, healthy, slim and keen there's no reason they can't do agility. Our school is famous for having a variety of breeds in our agility classes. These breeds have included pugs, beagles, Staffordshire bull terriers, Rhodesian ridgebacks, Great Danes, Bulldogs, Dachshunds and numerous crossbreeds. Who says agility is just for Border Collies...?
Agility
Fast and fab!
Drop us a line to find out how you and your dog can have some McKaynine agility fun!
Age: From 18 weeks Venue: McKaynine Randburg (Randburg Sports Grounds) Classes: Saturday afternoons  Requirements*: Vaccinations and PAR-Q (Physical Readiness Questionnaire)   *Standard enrolment and acceptance of T&Cís applies Foundation Agility Classes Age: Older than 6 months Venue: McKaynine Honeydew (14 Cypress) Classes: Tuesday (starter) or Wednesday (advanced) evenings  Requirements*: Promotion from Foundation Agility or McKaynine CGC Bronze  *Standard enrolment and acceptance of T&Cís applies Secondary Agility Classes Secondary Agility Classes  Email: info@mckaynine.co.za  Telephone: 082 565-6160 Email: randburgagility@mckaynine.co.za  Telephone:  072 808-0541 Foundation Agility Classes
Please note: Most of these photos were taken during warm-ups or training. Dogs may wear collars, harnesses or cooling vests at these times - these are not permitted during timed runs for safety reasons.
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(C) McKaynine Training Centre Est 1999